LeadHers

Ventures LeadHers is a confidence-building program for all female-identifying students, staff and alumni across all disciplines at UQ. 

Throughout the program, you will have the opportunity to grow your leadership capabilities, build connections and gain the confidence to take your first steps in your entrepreneurial and leadership journey. 

Join us for a one-day LeadHers program for PhD candidates and graduates.

The day will feature interactive workshops, guest speakers and co-current sessions on topical issues for female leaders. 

As part of the Ventures LeadHers PhD program you will:

  • increase your self-awareness and reflection skills
  • be part of a community of female researchers supporting each other beyond the program
  • discover alternative career paths beyond academia
  • network and learn from leading female researchers
  • gain tools to understand how to overcome confidence related challenges

Program: Tuesday 7 June 2022, 9am-4pm
 

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As part of the Ventures LeadHers program you will:

  • increase your self-awareness and reflection skills
  • understand elements that undermine your confidence and how to combat them
  • hear from inspiring speakers
  • build your skills through practical workshop sessions
  • learn strategies and actions to increase your confidence to lead 
  • have access to resources and networks to support your development after the program finishes.

Throughout five weeks, the Ventures LeadHers program will be delivered in a hybrid model including self-paced activities, peer mentoring, face-to-face and online.

Program: 12-2pm, Tuesday 26 April to Tuesday 24 May 2022

  • Session 1. Tuesday 26 April, 12-2pm, Being you with confidence
    Join a guest speaker as they share their insights to find your own confidence.
  • Session 2. Tuesday 3 May, 12-2pm, Communicate with confidence
    In this interactive workshop we will explore how we can become more persuasive, clear and confident communicators.
  • Session 3. Tuesday 10 May, 12-2pm, Connect with confidence
    Join a guest speaker as they share their insights to build stronger relationships and connect with confidence.
  • Session 4. Tuesday 17 May, 12-2pm, Innovate with confidence
    The ability to solve complex problems and innovate are key skills for leaders in a rapidly changing world. In this practical session, we'll explore how to confidently foster innovation individually and in the teams we lead.
  • Session 5. Tuesday 24 May, 12-2pm, Step up with confidence
    Join a guest speaker as they share their experience of stepping into a leadership role and how you can take the next step in your own career.

All resources used throughout the program will be shared with the Ventures LeadHers community. 

March program
Date:
 Thursday 3 March to Thursday 31 March 2022
Time: 10am-12pm

May program
Date: Tuesday 26 April to Tuesday 24 May
Time: 12pm-2pm

PhD program
Date: Tuesday 7 June 2022
Time: 9am-4pm

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Semester 2
LeadHers program dates for Semester 2, 2022 are still to be confirmed. 
 

May Program

Ventures LeadHers is open to all female-identifying students, staff and recent alumni from all backgrounds and levels at UQ. To be eligible to apply, you must be:

  • a current UQ student, staff member or young alumni (graduated in the last 10 years)
  • be ready to build your knowledge and skills
  • commit to attending all five weekly workshops

PhD Program

Ventures LeadHers is open to all female-identifying UQ PhD candidates and PhD alumni from all backgrounds. To be eligible to apply, you must be:

  • a current UQ PhD or PhD alumnus
  • be ready to build your knowledge and skills
  • commit to attending all five weekly workshops

May Program
Commences: Tuesday 26 April 2022, 12pm – 2pm
Applications open: 24 March 2022
Applications close: 12pm Tuesday 19 April 

PhD Program
Date: Tuesday 7 June 2022, 9am-4pm
Applications open: 18 April 
Applications close: 12pm, Tuesday 31 May

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Ventures Connect

Want some advice on where to get started? Ventures Connect is your chance to come together with Ventures staff, student innovators and industry experts. 

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Student Competition

Take part in the Student Competition by attending five Ventures programs and/or events for your chance to win either a; $100 gift card OR Instax Camera Kit! 

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